Yes, this is the actual graphic from CNN.
Hydrating. With water. Apparently, when Ted Kennedrunk killed a woman with his car and spent his entire life being a raging alcoholic, that wasn’t a “career ender”. But sipping water on camera before a rebuttal to SOTU is.
And you people wonder why I don’t tune into politics much anymore?
Nope…no liberal media bias!
A random act of journalism (or “even a blind squirrel finds an acorn occasionally”): Blitzer torches DWS on Ryan Medicare lie!
Whoa…is this really Wolf Blitzer? How did this make it past CNN’s editors? Great analysis here. Watch the nagging mare stammer after briefly conceding Wolf is right, around the 3:45 mark. Pure comedy gold!
Video and partial transcript at Newsbusters. It’s brief, so check it out. Takeaway line, though:
Now, nobody in the media seems to want to come to grips with the fact that the Obama economic policy is a disaster for the poor. Look at the unemployment rate for black teenagers. Look at the unemployment rate for Latino teenagers. At what point do we hold the president accountable for a policy which is crippling the poor in America by crushing the economy under big government?
Ryan and Romney represent a different approach. And I think there’s this mantra you guys almost sound like you’re an extension of the Obama campaign. The Ryan/Romney plan empowers middle class Americans to get a job. When they get a job, their income goes up. They pay more taxes. They are independent. They’re able to live their own lives.
As for CNN: Nope…no liberal media bias!
This is a great takedown of that CNN poll from yesterday that is wildly different from other recent polls. In the CNN poll, Obama leads Romney 52%-43%. In polls from two and three days before, Romney leads Obama in both, albeit within the margin of error.
Why am I talking about polls at this stage of the game? Simple: media malpractice. Excerpt of the takedown:
…That might not be the biggest problem with the poll, though. Its biggest problem is … math. Reader Raymond O did some math and asked a rather interesting set of questions in an e-mail last night about how CNN did theirs. First, let’s start with the topline results, as reported by CNN: Obama 52%, Romney 43% among registered voters, 53/41 among all respondents. If that’s the case, then the number of respondents in the latter case voting for Obama should be 538, and the number supporting Romney 416.
However, when reading the questions on page 3 of the poll report, that’s not at all what we see:
BASED ON 484 RESPONDENTS WHO PLAN TO VOTE FOR OBAMA — SAMPLING ERROR: +/- 4.5 PERCENTAGE PTS.
3. (Asked of Obama voters) Is that more a vote FOR Barack Obama or more a vote AGAINST Mitt
BASED ON 476 RESPONDENTS WHO PLAN TO VOTE FOR ROMNEY — SAMPLING ERROR: +/- 4.5 PERCENTAGE PTS.
4. (Asked of Romney voters) Is that more a vote FOR Mitt Romney or more a vote AGAINST Barack
Since the combined total of the two exceeds their count of registered voters in the survey (910), we have to assume this refers to the general-population response. That’s wildly different than the 53/41 split that CNN reports from the poll. In fact, it’s only a 48/47 split for Obama. And given that the poll shows a slightly better result for Romney among registered voters, it’s not difficult to conclude that Romney probably led in that category before CNN’s pollster shifted the results around to this extent.
Read the whole thing…it is fascinating to what lengths CNN is going in order to get their boy re-elected. They refuse to offer the breakdown of respondents the way every other poll does, with number of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents polled. The comPost and other fishwraps almost always oversample Democrats by double digits over Republicans for their polls, but at least they show their weighted unrealistic numbers. CNN isn’t going to bother with that. Plus…they’re even ignoring basic rules of math now!
Nope…no liberal media bias!
I swear, just this morning, I asked a colleage how long it would be until some environut blamed those tornadoes on global “warming”! Just this morning, I tell ya. And I didn’t have to wait long before CNN delivered.
By the way, I’ve often noted how these rubes were looking stupid by calling it global “warming” whenever it got friggin’ cold, so they had to call it “climate change” so as to lessen the sting of their shame. Apparently, the ladies here got the memo.
CAROL COSTELLO: Such a strange spring.STEELE: It really is. That’s kind of the climate change we are seeing. Extremes are ruling the roost and what we are seeing, more become the norm.
COSTELLO: It makes me afraid for what next spring will bring. It might be unnaturally cold.
STEELE: Because that’s not it–this global warming is really kind of a misnomer. Global climate change—so the colds are colder and warms are warmer, and the severes more severe.
Look, anytime CNN gets pimp-slapped, I grin like Obama reading Das Kapital. But come on, man:
During a campaign stop here Monday morning, Mr. Paul’s staff abruptly cut off a brief interview with the CNN reporter Dana Bash when she asked about his ability to connect with voters in New Hampshire.
A top aide to Mr. Paul, Jesse Benton, could be seen — and heard — shouting at Ms. Bash as Mr. Paul walked away from Ms. Bash.
“This is junk,” Mr. Benton said. “We’re stopping.”
Ms. Bash, who was interviewing Mr. Paul a few feet away from a group of reporters, had posed a timely question: a few hours earlier, a middle-aged woman had become angry with Mr. Paul for not spending enough time talking to voters at a crowded diner in Manchester.
The woman, an Obama voter last time who said she was open to voting for Mr. Paul, even approached Mr. Paul’s S.U.V. as he prepared to drive off and began shouting at him through the closed car door to return to the diner and meet her and her mother.
Ms. Bash had asked Mr. Paul to talk about the episode, prompting Mr. Benton to intervene.
In an exchange captured on camera, Mr. Benton and Mr. Paul told Ms. Bash that it was the news media’s fault that he could not talk to more voters at the diner, because a gaggle of cameras had formed around the candidate in the narrow restaurant, restricting his movements.
“You the media did this to her,” Mr. Paul said of the woman in the diner. “She should have been furious with you.”
So it’s CNN’s fault that Paul took off instead of meeting with voters?
This is what gets me about the Paulistinians. They whine about how their guy is getting a media boycott, and when the MSM finally does examine him and want to talk to him, he punks out…and naturally, the braindead Paulistinians support him when he does. Paul could mow down a busload of special needs schoolchildren, and the Paulistinians would argue that the little snot-nosed neocon b#stards had it coming to them.
I’ve been reading on the blogosphere various predictions that the MSM would begin attacking Rick Perry by trying to show him as less acceptable than their previous target of obsessive hate, George W. Bush. Well, the predictions are beginning to come true.
Enter CNN. The video clip at the link is for a piece they call “Rick Perry is George W. Bush on steroids”. Seriously, that’s what they call it. Their “contributor”, Will Cain, does his best to lay out the case against a man who has been in the race less than two weeks. Ed has a different take than Cain, unsurprisingly:
Besides, if we’re talking about the Left’s idea of Bush on steroids — a unilateralist cowboy who starts wars, as is mentioned in this clip — doesn’t Barack Obama qualify better than Perry after refusing to get Congressional approval for American military action?
CNN, though, needs to pace themselves. They added another “Perry makes us miss Bush” piece, this one courtesy of an anti-Bush columnist.
Let that sink in for a second. The MSM has a strange new respect for a man they spent over eight years demonizing! It’s like that “Bush is evil! OK, scratch that, Bush may have sucked and wanted women, children, and Iraqi goat herders to be be waterboarded, but at least he was more reasonable and temperate than Rick Perry!”
If this is the line of the attack that the MSM is going to run with, then I have officially found my candidate for 2012. Rick Perry is driving the MSM so crazy that they are beclowning themselves by pining away for the good ol’ days of Chimpy McHitlerburton. If the MSM sees Perry as that much of a threat, then he has my backing for sure.
Nope…no liberal media bias!
Muslim soldier, hailed by CNN, who went AWOL for refusing deployment to Afghanistan arrested in Fort Hood for trying to make explosives
Boy, CNN sure does know how to pick ‘em, right?
Last year, CNN reported on a Muslim soldier serving in our military who refused to be deployed to Afghanistan due to his Muslim upbringing. CNN gave this guy the full Lewinsky treatment, gushing over his alleged “bravery” and humanity for not wanting to kill people.
Police in Central Texas have caught an AWOL Muslim soldier from Fort Campbell, Ky., at a motel in the city near Fort Hood after he asked how to build explosives at a gun store.
A law enforcement official told CBS News that Pfc. Naser Abdo’s questions about explosives and how to build them made the gun store employee suspicious. When police questioned Abdo at his motel, he made references to a plan to kill or injure people, the official said.
On top of that, the goathumper is a pedophile. Again, kudos to CNN for featuring the savory types amongst us.
If Islamonuts like this guy don’t kill us, political correctness will.
Exit question: Did this jihadist nutbar not stop and ask himself “You know, I wonder if it might not be a good idea to be a Muslim sniffing around a TX gun store for info on how to blow stuff up?” Seriously, Mohammed…Texas?
A CNN poll of 1,007 adult Americans asks: ”From everything you have heard or read about the Republicans’ plan to change Medicare so far, do you favor or oppose it?”
The results: “58 percent of the public opposes the Republican plan on Medicare, with 35 percent saying they support the proposal.”
Interesting. As Tina Korbe points out:
Whoever crafted the CNN poll must not have minded misleading voters with questions that offered no real specifics. But Let Freedom Ring and the College Republican National Committee refuse to let President Obama — or CNN — off the hook.
“How can CNN possibly poll whether Americans prefer Obama’s or Ryan’s approach to Medicare when the president doesn’t have an approach?” said Alex Cortes, 22-year-old executive director of Let Freedom Ring. “Putting aside his moral obligation to save the program for our generation, he should present a plan at the very least so CNN can conduct an honest poll.”
At the very, very least.
Nope…no liberal media bias!
Boy, that Fox News sure is biased, huh? What about NBC?
DAVID GREGORY: At the same time, what’s happening today, we want to take you live here in Washington, D.C., to the scene of AIPAC. This is the pro-Israel lobby, very powerful in the United States. The President will be speaking here, Andrea Mitchell, and this is on the heels of a rupture with Israel. The President said this week that any peace plan, a Palestinian state would have to go back to the borders of prior to the 1967 war. This was significant.
[ANDREA] MITCHELL: He did have language that said there would be land swaps to protect Israel’s security, but it was taken as a red flag by Netanyahu. And what happened then was that even if this was implicit in things that previous presidents had said, Netanyahu seized on it. Even before he got on the plane, he criticized the President, and in such a fashion! He lectured him in the Oval Office. And if you look at that picture that you have up there right now, it was a stone-faced Barack Obama and Netanyahu basically treating him like a school boy. People even who work for Netanyahu, some Israeli officials, told him later that he went too far. That it was, it was really rude and that there would be blowback to this.
BOB SCHIEFFER: And we’re back with the Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. Mister Gingrich, the President made a big speech on the Middle East last week. What did you think of it?
NEWT GINGRICH: I think it is a disaster. I think it is extraordinarily dangerous. I think that it–defining the 1967 border would be an act of suicide for Israel. They are totally non-defensible. Ithink for the United States, you know– we don’t have moral equivalence here. You have Hamas which is a terrorist organization whose stated goal is the destruction of Israel. You have a democracy. Now the idea that somehow we’re supposed to be neutral between Hamas and Israel is fundamentally flawed. And I do not believe that we should have any pressure on Israel as long as Hamas’s policy is the destruction of Israel. And as long as missiles are being fired into Israel and terrorists are preparing to try to kill Israelis. And I think it is– a President who can’t control his own border probably shouldn’t lecture Israel about their border.
SCHIEFFER: I have to ask you though you’re using words like dangerous. I mean, the President was calling for peace. How- why – why can you characterize that as dangerous?
CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR: So you talked about no relationship. I mean, they have a frosty relationship at best, right, Jake?
JAKE TAPPER: It’s – there’s no love lost, I think it’s fair to say. And I also think it’s fair to say that when Bibi in the Oval Office did something I’ve never seen happen-
AMANPOUR: I was going to ask you-
TAPPER: -which is, which is this little history lesson on the Jewish people and suffering, that did not endear him further to the White House.
AMANPOUR: Were you, were you stunned by that? I mean, it did look like a public lecture.
SPITZER: Did Netanyahu blow it? Israel’s prime minister draws a line in the sand and Obama walks over it. If your best friend can’t tell you you’re wrong, who can?
MITCHELL: John Heilemann is National Affairs editor for New York Magazine and joins us from New York. So first of all, the angry reception that the President got, was that predictable? Whatever happened to politics ending at the water’s edge? (Right, because Mitchell and her ilk really adhered to that premise during the Bush years, right? – CL)
Which hour would than be? Oh, just the 8:00 hour, which just so happens to be…Eliot Spitzer’s show:
Every hour but one of CNN’s Tuesday evening news coverage featured at least a mention of former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s marital infidelity. Guess which anchor backed away from any mention of the scandal?
Schwarzenegger’s revelation of his fathering a child with a mistress was one of the day’s leading headlines, and merited a mention if not a segment on most every CNN news hour Tuesday. During its 5 p.m.-12 a.m. EDT coverage, CNN reported the story every hour except during the 8 p.m. EDT slot – the prime-time show In the Arena with Eliot Spitzer. Spitzer made no mention of the story.
Spitzer was embroiled in a scandal of his own just three years ago as governor of New York. A federal wiretap linked him to a high-end prostitution ring, and he resigned his office abruptly after the news was made public.
I’m sure it was merely an editorial oversight.
media bias hypocrisy!
Well, that didn’t take long, now did it? From Radio Vice Online:
A magnificent mission of the four-door Navy SEALs, and it took plenty of guts on the part of this president to pull the trigger on this one. But it certainly didn’t take long for the left stream media to take a shot at President Bush. Make no mistake this is a great accomplishment for the young president. But let’s not forget the groundwork and intelligence was laid by the Bush administration. Still, CNN and Democratic Congressman Gary Ackerman couldn’t resist the moment. Video below the fold.
The first video is a clip from last night CNN coverage. Wolf Blitzer is interviewing former Bush administration official Fran Townsend. He gets everything off to a good start by rubbing Townsend’s nose in it. Nice job Wolf. Oh and about the 1 min. mark, notice a comment that bleeds into the on-air broadcast. I’ve listened to this about 10 times and it sure sounds like a CNN producer, who apparently doesn’t know his Mike is feeding into the production, seems to drop a nice expletive deleted on Ms. Townsend. You tell me. Either way, nice job CNN.
Video at the link.
You know, this is supposed to be great news for America…right? But I guess it’s to be expected. I mean, if Democrats don’t know how to act in mourning (see Paul Wellstone and Coretta Scott King funerals), then it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they don’t know how to act in celebration, either. Interesting, though, that the left is all about giving more props to Obama (who merely said “Yeah, go ahead” and didn’t vote “Present” for once) than the intel community and Navy SEALs who pulled this off.
I’m loving this! Video clip at Newsbusters (which, if you do nothing else, forward to the last part of the clip to see what he says and how she, in a huff, abruptly wraps up the interview). Partial transcript:
CHRISTINE ROMANS, CNN ANCHOR: I think it’s very clear, Michael Scheuer, that you are no fan of this policy and this administration. I think calling Ambassador Rice crazed is certainly a significant charge.
SCHEUER: Well, I don’t know. I’ve just listened to her. You know, that’s only my impression.
And I have to say, this is not a Democratic problem, this is a Republican problem, too. Both parties love to intervene in other people’s business where there are no U.S. interests at stake and where we spend enormous amounts of money that when we’re nearly bankrupt. That doesn’t seem to be a wise practice of American statesmanship.
ROMANS: And that’s another story, to call the United States bankrupt. The United States is running huge deficits, yes, but the economy and this mission in Libya are two separate issues.
SCHEUER: They’re not separate issues, ma’am. You’re just carrying the water for Mr. Obama.
ROMANS: I’m certainly not carrying anyone’s water. And I will assure you of that. (Oh. Well, I guess her assurance settles THAT issue, doesn’t it? – CL)
Michael Scheuer, thank you so much for your time. You know, we had a very long exhaustive interview. You had plenty of time to give your point on that.
I’m sure both of CNN’s viewers felt sorry for Romans. But nope…no liberal media bias!
I’ve always said that leftists are impervious to facts and consistency. They are hypocrites and liars, and shamefully so. They lose no sleep over their sociopathic tendencies. They have no remorse for being the morally bankrupt vermin that they are.
So, away we go…
With the bodies of the AZ shooting victims not even cold yet, the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy) were quick to jump on the “Palin/Tea Party/Beck/Limbaugh/Hannity/right winger du jour” bandwagon. As I pointed out in the last post, CNN had no trouble asking viewers to withhold judgment about the Ft. Hood shooter’s Muslim fanatic background being part of his motive. However, CNN had no trouble passing near immediate judgment on an ideology with which they are opposed, as well as important figures in said ideology.
Such hypocrisy and political correctness wasn’t limited to CNN. The Old Gray Hag blamed the right, nearly a year after pleaing for calmer heads to prevail with regards to the Ft. Hood Islamofascist shooting.
Now, we’re beginning to get some details on the shooter. Deranged wingnut? Hardly.
- “Left-wing pothead, quite liberal, political radical”;
- Registered independent;
- His favorite books are those frequently found on any libtard bookshelf: Mein Kampf and the Communist Manifesto;
- 9/11 Truther.
I guess since the left guessed wrong on…
- the Discovery Channel hostage taker, who was motivated by Al Gore’s An Incovenient Truth (but we righties properly dismissed that, recognizing that the dude was just nuts, period);
- the NYC Muslim cabbie stabbing, where the perp was a left-wing activist;
- the attempted firebombing of Democrat Congressman Russ Carnahan’s office, where the perp was a liberal blogger;
- the failed Times Square bombing, where the perp was a camelhumping Islamonut instead of the Teap Partier mad about ObamaCare (a theory floated by Mayor Bloomberg);
- the suicide pilot who hit the Austin IRS building, where the perp was a commie (i.e. a leftie);
- and now, the AZ shooter…
…they figure that they’re bound to get one right eventually. I guess it’s possible, just as it’s possible that with all the wrong lotto numbers I pick, I’m bound to get them all right eventually. Right? Right???
They always peg these acts of lunacy and barbarism on the right. They’re wrong every d#mned time. Since they’re the ones who are much more prone to violence, I’m thinking that their hollow accusations against us for behavior that they themselves perpetrate is merely a case of projection on their part.
But we’re not going to let them get away with it, just like we didn’t let them get away with forcing their sick, undesirable agenda on Normal America last November.
CNN told both of their viewers that we shouldn’t jump to conclusions over the Ft. Hood shooter’s Muslim roots, but apparently, that same quest for calm reason doesn’t extend to the benefit of the right.
A cursory glance around the blogosphere reveals the left soiling themselves in outrageous outrage over a connection, real or imagined, between the gunman in AZ and the Tea Party/Sarah Palin/Beck/Limbaugh/the NRA/various other right bogeymen.
These morons are shameless, hypocritical, and never learn (regardless of how many times their narrative gets blown to hell), do they? This one is beginning to look like a mentally ill nutbar, with political ideology not particularly a factor…but hey, when do liberals give a crap about facts, though?
Nope…no liberal media bias!
CNN host: That felon who shouldn’t have had a gun in the FL school board shooting would have been stopped if we had stronger gun control laws
Let that bit of idiocy sink in as you watch the video clip with former
john governor Eliot Spitzer advocating stronger gun control laws.
Aaron Worthing makes the logical conclusion that is lost (perhaps willfully so) on the left:
The fact is this guy was not supposed to have a gun in the first place. He was a convicted felon. The synopsis of that previous crime was this:
In October 1999, Duke threatened to kill a Florida woman, and when she attempted to flee, he used a handgun to “shoot out the victim’s rear tire of the vehicle that she was operating.”
Duke, wearing a bulletproof vest, told the woman he had “been watching her for the past six months and was planning to kill her, several other people, then himself,” according to probation officers.
And like in most states, Florida tells felons they may not possess firearms. But still, he had one. Because that is what criminals do: they don’t obey the law. Indeed, the notion that a man would decide to commit a murder-suicide would then be deterred by a law telling him he isn’t supposed to own a gun is self-evidently silly.
Only a liberal would conclude that a man intent on breaking the law when it comes to shooting people would somehow be dissuaded from obtaining a gun if only it were illegal…which it already is…so I guess it should be “more illegal“?
The final (thank God!) debate in the FL Senate race was held Sunday morning between Rubio, Crist, and Meek. Every time Rubio went to speak, Crist would interrupt and besiege Rubio with non-sequitirs and bizarre statements. Rubio, always the class act, responds appropriately:
Exit question #1: “Welcome to the NFL!” Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
Exit question #2: Why didn’t the moderators (from CNN) stop Crist’s interruptions and tell him “Governor, please wait until your turn”? You know they would have done that to Rubio if here were as rude and desperate as Crist, right?
If vehicular homicide wasn’t a reason to keep Teddy K out of the Senate for 40+ years, then it isn’t a reason for CNN to keep Sanchez off of their payroll. But an anti-Semitic moonbat rant? Yep, that’ll do it:
CNN has fired anchor Rick Sanchez following a radio rant Thursday night where he called Jon Stewart a “bigot,” blamed CNN brass for discrimination against him and insinuated that the media industry is controlled by Jews.
You must go read the excerpts! Awesomely delicious!
Couldn’t happen to a nicer jackwagon.
Boy, is that gonna complicate church services across this country or what?
Here’s Bill Press, trying to define that constitutional separation of “sacred” and “God”, or something:
I guess since liberals have such a tough time wrapping their pointy heads around Christianity, they are able to perform such mind-numbing acts of mental contortion. Otherwise, how in the h3ll do you say, with a straight face, that mentioning God at a “sacred” place is “not appropriate”?
Liberalism really is a mental disorder!
CNN touts is “Best Political Team on Television”. But as ICN notes, maybe this team has weekends off? Observe:
I don’t know to break the news (did you see what I did there? ) to the geniuses (genii?) at the Commie News Network, but…
1. That’s Glenn Beck, not Sarah Palin.
2. That’s “Sarah” Palin, not “Sara” Palin.
3. Palin was a former vice-presidential candidate, not a presidential candidate.
But hey, I’m just a blogger with access to Google on Al Gore’s invention, so what do I know?
Hugh Hewitt went on CNN’s Larry King Live (hosted by Obama shill Tavis Smiley), along with liberal talk radio hostess Stephanie Miller (and two other people I don’t know), to talk about Shelly O’s lavish European vacation (among other topics). During Hewitt’s turn to talk, he referenced how Dems are going to get swamped this November. Miller thought she would “show up” Hewitt by threatening to replay his prediction after the 2010 midterm election on her radio show for all of her listeners to hear (and to laugh about, assuming the Dems don’t lose as badly as anticipated). Hilarity ensues:
“Good, no one will hear it!” Ziiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnng! I love it…though I assume both of her listeners didn’t!
Both of Rick Sanchez’ viewers were stunned at the sheer stupidity of this question:
It seems this thing has gotten so heated, by the way. And I just want to start right from jump street, as they say. (“They” do? – CL) What is your beef with illegal immigration?
Oh. My. Stars. “So, Congressman, why the opposition to the violation of our country’s laws? I mean, just because you took an oath to defend the Constitution and uphold our laws doesn’t mean you actually have to defend the Constitution and uphold our laws, right?”
By the way, Newsbusters has the transcript of the whole browbeating…er, “conversation”…between Sanchez and Rep. Rick Murphy (R-AZ).
Nope…no liberal media bias!
Here’s what happened:
How did CNN senior editor of Middle East affairs Octavia Nasr celebrate July 4? By mourning the passing of Hezbollah’s Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah. Here’s what the CNN editor posted on her Twitter account:
Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah.. One of Hezbollah’s giants I respect a lot..#Lebanon
Fadlallah “famously justified suicide bombings,” as the New York Times recalls in its obituary for him:
In a 2002 interview with the British newspaper The Telegraph, he was quoted as saying of the Palestinians: “They have had their land stolen, their families killed, their homes destroyed, and the Israelis are using weapons, such as the F16 aircraft, which are meant only for major wars. There is no other way for the Palestinians to push back those mountains, apart from martyrdom operations.”
The Times also reports in its obit that Fadlallah is believed to be responsible for the killing of 241 U.S. Marines during the 1983 Beirut barracks bombings…
They should change the name of Twitter posts from “tweets” to “croaks”, because this one killed her job. Jihadist sympathizers in the MSM hardest hit. Details:
Mediaite reports that CNN has fired senior editor of Middle East affairs Octavia Nasr. As Daniel Halper pointed out the other day, Nasr wrote on Twitter on July 4 that she was “sad” to hear of the death of Hezbollah’s Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah–a man for whom she has “respect.” Fadlallah had justified suicide bombings, is believed to be responsible for the Marine barracks bombing, and had said that “Zionism has inflated the number of victims in this Holocaust beyond imagination.”
In a followup blog post last night, Nasr wrote that it “was an error of judgment for me to write such a simplistic comment and I’m sorry because it conveyed that I supported Fadlallah’s life’s work. That’s not the case at all.”
She explained that she knew about all the wicked aspects of Fadlallah’s life–saying she even “lost family members” in the barracks bombing–and was simply referring to the fact that she respected Fadlallah for his opposition to “honor” killings and beating women. But saying you respect Fadlallah for opposing murdering and beating (Muslim) women is almost like saying you respect Osama bin Laden for building day care centers.
CNN doesn’t think Nasr’s apology makes up for what she said. “We believe that her credibility in her position as senior editor for Middle Eastern affairs has been compromised going forward,” Nasr’s CNN superior Parisa Khosravi said in a statement.
While CNN is to be commended for recognizing that her credibility had been compromised “going forward”, they try arguing this with a straight face:
Despite her senior editor title, Ms. Nasr did not run CNN’s Middle East coverage, a spokesman said. She reported and provided analysis about the region for CNN’s networks.
As Ed points out:
So why didn’t they call her a “senior correspondent” or “senior analyst”? In journalism, the title “editor” means something specific — someone who provides management of the news.
Yeah, I’m just sure that her Middle East reporting was objective and free from anti-Israeli sentiment! For those of you on the left, that was sarcasm.
AZ just passed a state law that enforces immigration laws at the state level.
CNN’s headline? “Immigration law polarizes Arizonans”
If, by “polarizing”, they mean “supported by 70% of Arizonans“, then yeah…”polarizing”.
Question: Do you recall having seen any headlines that described ObamaCare (opposed by nearly the same percentage as those who support AZ’s new criminal immigration law) as “polarizing”? Me neither.
Nope…no liberal media bias!
Oh, waiter? Could I please get a double-order of Awesome, with a heaping helping of Awesome sauce?
CNN continued what has become a precipitous decline in ratings for its prime-time programs in the first quarter of 2010, with its main hosts losing almost half their viewers in a year.
The trend in news ratings for the first three months of this year is all up for one network, the Fox News Channel, which enjoyed its best quarter ever in ratings, and down for both MSNBC and CNN.
Here’s the kicker, and please be sure to put down your beverage before reading this:
CNN executives have steadfastly said that they will not change their approach to prime-time programs, which are led by hosts not aligned with any partisan point of view.
So sayeth the New York Friggin’ Times!
Anywho, CNN isn’t going to change anything with their prime-time viewing. What’s that about the definition of insanity?
How dare they? President Obama, Democratic leaders have decided to bypass a formal House and Senate conference committee in order to reconcile those two health care bills. Instead, White House and Democratic leaders will hold informal — that’s another word for secret — negotiations, meant to shut Republicans and the public out of the process.
What a far cry from the election, when then candidate Obama pledged to — quote — “broadcast health care negotiations on C-SPAN, so that the American people can see what the choices are” — unquote.
President Obama hasn’t even made a token effort to keep his campaign promises of more openness and transparency in government. It was all just another lie that was told in order to get elected. …
…The Democrats insist this is all on the up-and-up, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying — quote — “There’s never been a more open process for any legislation.” — unquote.
Really? This is the same Nancy Pelosi who you may recall, after becoming speaker in 2006, promised the Democrats would have — quote — “the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history” — unquote.
Here’s hoping the voters remember some of this crap when the midterm elections roll around later this year.
Those geniuses (genii?) at CNN sure have a nose for the obvious, don’t they? That journalism school edyookashun really paid off, huh?
In related news, Hell freezes over.
Snow in Florida this weekend and Cafferty shaking off the B.O. Kool Aid? Strange days, indeed. I blame global warming.
CNN now resorting to perverting quotes in order to advance their narrative that Hasan did NOT act in the name of Islam
Full story here, and you MUST read it. It’s not long, but it is darned sure informative. It’s yet another example of CNN clinging desperately to their narrative that Hasan’s Muslim roots had no part whatsoever in his actions.
Exit question to Axelturf and the rest of the B.O. administration that love them sum CNN: Is this your idea of a “legitimate news organization”? One that pieces together two unrelated quotes used in a context not even remotely related to the point the reporter was making?
Exit question: Does this mean that CNN is no loner a “legitimate news organization”?
Has anyone checked the forecast in Hell today? Details:
Today the White House stepped up its attack on Fox News, announcing that the network would no longer be able to conduct interviews with officials as a member of the Press Pool. The Pool is a five-member group consisting of ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News and NBC organized by the White House Correspondents Association. Its membership is not subject to oversight by the government.
Before an interview with “Pay Czar” Kenneth Feinberg, the administration announced that Fox News would be banned from the press pool. This marks the first time in history that an administration had attempted to ban an entire network from the press pool.
To their credit, the other networks objected. They told the White House that if Fox were banned, none of the other networks would participate. The White House relented, but in an apparent act of petulant retaliation, it restricted each network to a two-minute interview instead of the standard five.
That’s right: ABC, CNN, and others actually threatened to boycott the interview if Fox was not allowed to participate. So while B.O. and his bunch may not see FNC as anything more than an extension of talk radio, FNC’s brethren in the MSM apparently don’t see it that way.
Allah has a theory, and I suspect it’s dead-on accurate:
The other networks deserve the praise they’re getting for standing up to the Baby-in-Chief, but if they had acquiesced in this freezeout, a precedent would have been set that would have been eagerly used by future Republican presidents to close them off too. And don’t think they weren’t all keenly aware of it.
Probably true. Let’s not delude ourselves into thinking that the other MSM outlets did this out of the goodness of their hearts.
If the rest of the MSM sits back and giggles like Barney Frank at a Village People concert while Fox gets skewered by Uhhhhhhhbama’s attack dogs, they know that the precedent will be set whereby the Republican who throttles Chairman Zero in 2012 will feel free to give the NYT, CNN, and MSNBC (assuming they’re all still around then) the same treatment. How do you think Olbermoron and Leg Tingle Matthews would like hearing President Romney/Huck/Pawlenty/(fill in name here) say “Well, MSNBC isn’t a real news organization. We’re sorry if this offends both of their viewers!”?
Anywho, this is humiliating for President Training Wheels, and it’s a clear slap across his Marxist face. For this country’s sake and our soldiers’ sakes, let’s pray that he manages the war in Afghanistan better than he ran this ill-conceived war against Fox News.
Let’s see: wasn’t The One and his Kool-Aid drinkers griping about a network that has news and commentary as not being a “legitimate news organization”? Yet for some really weird reason, he has a behind-the-scenes shindig with Maddow and Olbermann. But hey, that Fox News sure is illegit.
And while we’re talking about “legitimate” news organizations, Gwen Ifill (you know, the “unbiased” moderator of presidential debates?), Eugene Robinson of the Washington “skewed poll samples” comPost, and Gloria Borger of the “we’re so legitimate, we fact check anti-Obama SNL skits” network known as CNN were all at this little rendezvous. Borger took her dictaphone along for the ride, and after receiving her talking points (and pat on the head) from her overlord in the White House, she dutifully passed them off into her column entitled: “Republicans snipe instead of offering solutions”!
While on the air, MSNBC’s Mika Brezzezezewzewzsky (or whatever her name is) gets an e-mail “correction” from the White House in the middle of her segment…so naturally, she corrects it post haste and begins parroting the WH talking points with zeal.
But Fox News isn’t a real news organization? Got it. Thanks for the clarification.
As Allahpundit notes:
Needless to say, The One’s entitled to talk to whomever he wants, but playing pattycake with MSNBC’s primetime stars does further raise the question of why Beck and Hannity are problematic “opinion” shows while Olbermann and Maddow aren’t. And yes, that question is entirely rhetorical.
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